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    Fruitcake
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    In case those travelling are not aware French custom strikes ahead of Brexit may cause delays in your journey

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    Has anyone been affected by this?

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    Short answer, ” No”

    Came and went through St Malo on Tuesday.  A day trip to bring bits over.  No problems or queues in the morning or evening. There seemed to be quite a few more Brit cars with trailers bringing big stuff in, saw one with a big fridge and other electrical bits !  I think its a pre Brexit rush in case the Customs do get heavy. I notice there is now a new Inspection Shed between passport control and the waiting area to board the ferry. No extra checks though, just a peep in the boot and waved through.  :good:

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    That’s good le pj, it does say that it will be at least until the end of April so I guess that is to include the Easter passengers for maximum impact. As you had no sign of problem perhaps it’s just a frightener?

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    Yes.I travelled from Lille by Eurostar on Tuesday.There was a hour and a half delay on the Poitiers to Lille Flanders train,meaning we just sat going nowhere for that time.I had 15 minutes to get from Lille Flanders to Lille Europe,and scuttled across like a lunatic.When I approached the Eurostar check-in I was told to slowdown as there was a delay.There was one x-Ray machine and one officer.He went as slow as possible.The train left 20 minutes late,but I was thankful because otherwise I would have missed it.Tomorrow I travel back via the Chunnel….watch this space.😂😂

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    #462407

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    It’s a “grève du zèle”, which we know better as “work to rule”. See this article in the Figaro, which also has a link to a video about the effects of the strike on Eurostar.

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    No le Petit Jardinier that inspection  area at St Malo is not new, was hoiked in there about seven years ago, nothing nasty just a quick look in boot and then frisked by a machine. But drive past now hoping we get past it.

     

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